The first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens just went online this morning. Here it is:
And now, a brief play about my trailer-watching experience this morning:
Me: I’ve had a hard time getting excited about new Star Wars. All the love kinda drained out of me during the prequels and I’ve long since moved on.
Trailer: Refreshingly old school Star Wars-iness, with at least one questionable fashion choice from a apparent villain.
Me: Hmm, well, at least it’s not all white dudes.
Trailer: MILLENNIUM FALCON
Me: [instantly bursts into tears]
So it looks like I’m onboard. And I’m glad, because Marvel’s three new Star Wars comics series are starting soon, all written by people whose work automatically gets a look from me:
Star Wars by Jason Aaron and John Cassaday (January 2015)
Star Wars: Darth Vader by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca (February 2015)
Star Wars: Princess Leia by Mark Waid and Terry Dodson (March 2015)
So welcome back, Star Wars. We were BFFs for a long time, but drifted apart. I’m still a little leery, but I’m willing to give it another try.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens December 18, 2015.